The National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs Boxing Championship 2015  is a National Event including some of the best boxers in the country.

The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy were celebrating at the weekend as they qualified 6 boxers in this year’s NABGC Boxing Championships quarter finals.

Four boxers all won the Regional final round on Sunday 8th November 2015 at the Broadplain Boxing Club in Bristol.

With HOP’s Bailey Fowler and Taylor Smith both receiving walkovers as their opponents pulled out of the tournament.

The 4 HOP boxers who competed in the pre 1/4 finals of NABCs.

First up was Tyler Hall against a very experienced Branden Stacey (Devonport).  Hall dominated throughout all 3 rounds using speed and power to keep his opponent at bay and to win a clear unanimous decision.

Next up Jack Fenton who showed great speed and reactions to clearly outbox his strong come forward opponent 9Owen Penny (Speton Mallet) , winning comfortably on points.

Duane Foster having his first bout after a year out and also boxing 3×3 minute rounds He soon, shed the ring rust, immediately and controlled the bout with fast jabs and rear hand counters. To take a unanimous points win against Connor Adawy (Devonport Boxing Club).

HOP’s Welter weight and fast improving Walid Adenas, put in another fine performance after last week outpointing the very experienced and tough Portsmouth boxer Ashley Davenport (Stacey Boxing Club) again had to dig deep to outwork and out point the very talented Orgest  Peroshi (Walcot Boxing Club) , Peroshi having stopped his two previous opponents came out with the same intentions against Adenas, but pulled back after Adenas unleashed a blistering combination sending Peroshi into the ropes. This signalled the level of the contest as both boxers went toe to toe for 3×3 minute rounds. Adenas once again had too much for his opponent and his hand was raised as a unanimous points winner and put him through to the NABGC National quarter final’s on Saturday 21st November 2015.

HOP head coach “Q” Shillingford heaped praise to his boxers and coaches, he said – this was a great performance from the team who all gave their best.  The boxers all stuck to their game plans and executed them very well.

The bouts were very tough, which is what they can expect at this level. The nearer to the final they get the harder the boxers will be to beat. To reach the quarter final stage is a tremendous achievement for all the boxers, coaches and the club.

It’s a great team effort. The summer preparation for the season has been great, lots of running, weight training, one to one, technique and drills have been done to get the boxers ready and now the boxers are seeing the benefit of all their commitment, dedication and hard work.

The coaching team are all very proud of the boxers efforts.